Enter into an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Soar through moving glide paths alongside rays and sea turtles, soak up the beautiful colors of exotic fish, and come face-to-fin with thousands of other fascinating creatures, from barracudas and sharks to jellies and eels! Ripley’s Aquariums’ animal experts also entertain and educate through many hands-on experiences, including touch tanks and behind-the-scenes encounters!

live dive shows
live penguin cam

All New Penguin Parade at 1:15 p.m. Daily

Practice makes penguins perfect and our feathered friends have had plenty of time to properly perfect our parade! Staying at home at the Penguin Playhouse earlier this year left Ripley’s colony with a lot of time on their flippers—time spent practicing something very special for your next visit! Join Ripley’s colony of African penguins as they parade around the Aquarium, eager to meet you and say hello to our other aquatic pals!

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Glass Bottom Boat

Set sail over Ripley’s Shark Lagoon with only three inches of class separating you from predators of the deep! Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure launches every 20 minutes and is an add-on to your Aquarium ticket.

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